Intraconal orbital compartment

Dr Craig Hacking and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The intraconal orbital compartment or intraconal space is the conical space within the orbit and musculofascial cone, the base of which is anterior and is formed by the posterior half of the globe. The sides are formed by the extraocular muscles and their surrounding fascia which pass posteriorly and converge on the tendinous ring at the orbital apex. External to this space is the extraconal space.


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Head and neck anatomy
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Article information

rID: 9541
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: orbit, eye
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Intraconal compartment
  • Intraconal orbital space
  • Intraconal space

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    Figure 1: orbital apex diagram
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    Anterior view
    Figure 2: extra-ocular muscles
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